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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called to make a reservation for one person as some websites don’t accept singles. They gladly took my reservation. Upon arrival I was seated and then mostly ignored. I watched others arrive after me receive their complimentary appetizer, given menus, water and specials recited....Finally a server came to my table and cleared away the excess place setting. He then went on to clear another table. I could have been left with a menus n’est pas? Eventually he came to take my order and I had to ask about the specials….. Someone else (far more cheerful) arrived with lovely bread and a complimentary meatball. I really enjoyed my dinner of cod (substantial portion) in a delicious broth and lovely vegetables. The food was excellent. Just not sure why I was treated the way I was, he was kind and animated with others.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed November 24, 2023 via mobile

The reviews were spot on! This place should be on top of the list for places to go eat! Fresh amazing food, A+ service! And love seeing an owner who is active and making sure everyone is happy! Our server Paloma was simply amazing as...was everyone who greeted us and served us! Simply an amazing anniversary dinner with my wife thank you Paloma and the entire staff for making our dinner simply perfect! 😍More

Date of visit: November 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2023

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bis soon, and we hope to continue serving you with our finest Italian cuisine and warm hospitality.

Reviewed October 29, 2023 via mobile

When i first entered the restaurant, i was greeted with a smile by one of the waitresses who seated me at a beautifully lit table.I had a few appetizers and they all tasted amazing. Then I continued to order one of the specials for my...main and it was presented beautifully and tasted like authentic italian food. The whole experience in this restaurant was an overall pleasure. Props to Paul and Paloma for giving us a beautiful dinner and a wonderful meal! Will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2023

Your kind words and appreciation mean a lot to us. We constantly strive to provide our patrons with the finest quality dishes, a cozy ambiance, and attentive service. We are glad that we could meet and exceed your expectations.

Reviewed October 14, 2023

Great food it all tasted fresh especially the sea food and the meat great service and I’ll be back soon

Date of visit: September 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2023

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bis soon, and we hope to continue serving you with our finest Italian cuisine and warm hospitality.

Reviewed September 5, 2023 via mobile

We had the most wonderful dining experience at this restaurant. Our server, Marilyn, was very knowledgeable about items on the menu, quietly attentive, an engaging personality and a great sense of humour. Her qualities only enhanced the food which was prepared and presented to perfection....We will be back next visit to Montreal.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fine dining Italian restaurant, Bis, and sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our establishment. Our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service and creating...More

Reviewed August 28, 2023

Montreal's culinary landscape is rich and diverse, but there's one restaurant that stands head and shoulders above the rest—Bis Restaurant. This Italian gem has been a constant in my life, a go-to destination for any occasion that demands an extraordinary dining experience. And as time...has shown, Bis's unwavering commitment to excellence has earned it the status of a Montreal institution. Walking into Bis is like stepping into a time capsule of elegance and tradition. The interior is a harmonious blend of classic aesthetics and modern comforts, creating an ambiance that is both inviting and timeless. It's no surprise that my parents chose Bis to celebrate their 20th anniversary, given that it was the very place where they first experienced unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine two decades ago. The hallmark of Bis lies not only in its physical surroundings but in the people who bring it to life. The staff's dedication to providing a flawless dining experience is evident from the moment you're greeted at the door. Their knowledge of the menu, genuine warmth, and attention to detail transform a visit to Bis into a cherished memory. But let's talk about the food—oh, the food! Bis's menu is a celebration of Italian culinary traditions, executed with finesse and creativity. Each dish is a symphony of flavors, crafted with the finest ingredients and a deep respect for the roots of Italian cuisine. From delicate risottos to robust meat dishes, every plate tells a story of passion and craftsmanship. As I sat at Bis, savoring every bite and absorbing the atmosphere that has witnessed countless moments of joy and celebration, I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude. Bis Restaurant isn't just a place to dine; it's a haven of culinary artistry, a haven where time slows down, and where the memories of the past blend seamlessly with the pleasures of the present.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fine dining Italian restaurant, Bis, and sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our establishment. Our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service and creating...More

Reviewed August 12, 2023 via mobile

Excellent in every way. Very friendly staff, fabulous food (the black linguine with shrimp & scallops was truly spectacular), a great wine list with lots of reasonable options (we had a buttery, yummy Chardonnay from Umbria) & lovely atmosphere. Great for a nice dinner!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2023

Thank you once again for choosing Bis. Your feedback is invaluable to us.

Reviewed July 27, 2023

Non existant service, arrogant manager who ignores you if you don't pretend everything is perfect. Just go somewhere else, don't bother with this one.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023

While at a week-long downtown convention, my wife and I had a short but profitable late afternoon Monday visit to the Casino de Montreal and decided to spend some of our winnings on a special dinner. I contacted BIS and was welcomed without a reservation...even though the restaurant is normally busy most nights. The meal was even better than the gambling which preceded it. The veal and wine paring (I AM Aria Matteo Domodimonti Marche 2016) were wonderful. Although not on the dessert menu, the kitchen made up a fresh fruit plate which topped off the evening. Friendly and engaging service. BIS means encore in Italian and if we lived in Montreal, we would definitely visit it again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2023

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bis soon, and we hope to continue serving you with our finest Italian cuisine and warm hospitality.

Reviewed July 17, 2023

Excellent food, friendly and professional service. The pasta with lamb ragout was superbly done! The exterior of the front entry is a bit shabby and lets it down in terms of first impressions

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Very nice environment and great service experience, risotto and linguini are highly recommended. We couldn’t say no to desserts, they were delicious also.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 7, 2023

We have been going to Bis for years. We missed dining there during the pandemic. When we finally got to return, everything was exactly as before the pandemic. The food is excellent, the prices are very fair, but most important is the way you are...welcomed to be there. This restaurant literally treats you like family. They welcome first time diners as if they are regulars. Our favorite meals are the Pasta with veal meat sauce and pasta with clams. Also, when you first sit down, the wait staff brings you two lamb meatballs for each guest to try! This is a must visit restaurant while in Montreal.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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BIS Restaurant, Owner at Bis, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2023

Your kind words and appreciation mean a lot to us. We constantly strive to provide our patrons with the finest quality dishes, a cozy ambiance, and attentive service. We are glad that we could meet and exceed your expectations.

Reviewed July 4, 2023 via mobile

I felt compelled to write a review as although nothing we ordered was truly bad, nothing was great either. Server was nice but water fill ups and getting the bread and oil she mentioned was coming were like pulling teeth to actually receive. We started...with the Arugula salad in a Parmesan bowl. It was definitely made a head and used for days as it didn’t have the crisp it usually does as it was a soggy bowl. The dressing was decent but the greens were half pale yellow showing signs of not being fresh. The entree was shrimp with pasta in a red sauce that was supposed to be splashed with cognac. We believe they forgot. The flavors were decent but two issues. The shrimp were quite over cooked. We also tried the sea bass with lemon sauce which was the special and this was our favorite. Both dishes were served warm definitely not hot. Maybe their exec chef was off as it was a Monday night. It was our least favorite meal visiting Montreal for a $200 price point which we expected much moreMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 3, 2023 via mobile

We did reserve in advance which was wise as we were seated in the front section which is a bit brighter. The food was fabulous. From our entree of gnocchi alla quebecoise (gnocchi poutine with lamb ragu and fontina cheese) to the mains of veal...shank with milanese risotto, spaghetti carbonara and the risotto with green peas, saffron and chicken all were cooked to perfection. Literally the best carbonara I have ever had. Service was top notch and we had a lovely pinot gris trentino white which paired well. A mini cannoli at the end as we couldn’t eat any more. If I lived in Montreal I’d be a regular for sure. You won’t be disappointed. Just go!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023 via mobile

An intimate, romantic and authentic Italian restaurant with impeccable service , drinks and food! Walked in and sat down with no reservation on a Sunday night. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Response from Jean-Gilles G | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour. You cannot bring your own wine at Ristorante Bis. This is a high end italien restaurant with an extensive and very good but expensive wine list. The meal, including antipasti, primo and secundo, if you have a hearty... More
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SO sorry! Just saw this a month later. Yes! They sure do
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We spent about $70CDN for dinner for 2, with an 2 entrees and a split appetizer (try the gnudi!) and a glass of wine. So worth it!
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Bis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5